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Koko The Gorilla Gets Two Kittens For Her 44th Birthday

Nothing's cuter than feline companions for an ape<p>Koko, the gorilla famous for her sign language skills, turned 44 this year, and got (at least in this author's opinion) the greatest possible present to celebrate: two new kittens. Koko took a shine to a little grey fuzzball named Ms. Gray, and …

Feline

Blue ants paralyse giant millipede in Cambodia

Skin-crawling footage shows a colony of Leptogenys ants ambush and paralyse a 150mm giant millipede in Siem Reap, Cambodia<p>Footage filmed as part of a scientific research project shows the moment a millipede in Cambodia is paralysed by a colony of blue ants.<p>Scientist Stéphane De Greef went to Siem …

Palau Expedition: The Good Side of Bad Weather

Changing Planet<p><i>In September 2013, Palau’s current President Tommy Remengesau announced his intention to protect 80 percent of Palau’s waters as a National Marine Sanctuary. For the month of September 2014, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala is leading key scientists and</i> …

The Flying Classroom Comes to Palau

Human Journey<p>Water snake, Palau (Photo by Zoltan Takacs)<p><i>National Geographic Emerging Explorer Barrington Irving has a lofty idea of what it means to teach—he teaches by example, high among the clouds, and all over the world. As the youngest person to ever fly solo around the world, he knows how to</i> …

Beautiful Underwater Footage of Swimming in Jellyfish Lake on the Island of Palau

World traveler mikeyk730 has captured beautiful underwater footage of his swim amongst an enormous colony of jellyfish in the aptly named Jellyfish …

Palau: Reason for Ocean Optimism

Efforts to conserve the world's oceans are continually challenged by both what people put into them, and the rates at which we are taking biodiversity out of them. Awareness of these problems is at an all-time high, and yet I often struggle to find examples of places where people have gone beyond …

Palau Authorities Burn Vietnamese Illegal Fishing Boats Saying 'We Will Not Tolerate Poachers in Our Ocean'

According to the Office of the President, today Palau authorities burned four Vietnamese “Blue Boat” vessels that were caught fishing illegally off …

Palau burns Vietnamese boats caught fishing illegally

TOKYO—The tiny Pacific nation of Palau, fighting a rising tide of illegal fishing in its waters, has set fire to four boats belonging to Vietnamese …

Palau

Micronesia

In Gorgeous Palau, Explorers Find Wonders Worth Protecting

Conservation

Palau Chiefs Offer Wisdom in 'Bul'

We have reached a defining moment in history, one that will solidify the relationship between people and our planet for generations to come. With so much at stake, particularly for thousands of the world's most vulnerable communities, leaders must be prepared to make decisions for the future, not …

How to Stop Catching Tomorrow’s Fish: A Tale from Palau

I have eaten fish all my life. Like so many in my island nation of Palau, eating fish defines me as a Palauan.Here, you grow up with an almost …

Aquaculture

Diving in paradise: underwater adventures in Palau

Diving is Palau's biggest drawcard, and for good reason. This western Pacific archipelago boasts an amazing mix of pristine reefs, vertigo-inducing drop-offs, thrilling drift dives, abundant marine life and fascinating WWII shipwrecks. To top it off, waters are warm year-round and diving facilities …

Exploring Palau: what to do when you're not diving

Palau is famous for its underwater wonders, but there's more to Palau than just diving. This tiny country has lots of activities and attractions to keep travellers happy when they're not fully submerged. Kayaking, off-road driving, camping and scenic flights are all options. There's also plenty to …

In pictures: Swimming in Palau's Jellyfish Lake

The ABC's Lenny de Vries takes a plunge in Palau's Jellyfish Lake — one of the world's creepiest ecosystems.

ZooBorns

Famous for their leaf-like appendages and found in the wild only off the coast of southern Australia, Seadragons are relatives of the Seahorse.<p>To …

Two Baby Orangutans Born Just Weeks Apart

Two Bornean Orangutan babies were born just three weeks apart at France’s La Palmyre Zoo. The two little ones are important additions to the zoo …

Biodiversity

200 New Species Discovered in the Himalayas

A reprimand nosed monkey that sniffles when it rains, a mobile fish, and a gem like snake are among more than 200 new species discovered in the …

Zoology

Scientists discover new rat species with extra long pubic hair

Every creature, great and small, is special in its own particular way. And in the case of the recently discovered hog-nosed shrew rat, that just …

Whitey Bulger: An American crime drama

It is a story that has all the makings of an epic crime saga, so good it could be made into a movie. And it has been. And will be again. And so the story of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger continues, with new chapters to be written even after the highly publicized capture, trial and …

Crime